One of the best things about being a teacher is having the summer off with my kids. When we’re not traveling or going to swimming lessons, we have plenty of downtime at home to ride bikes, pick blackberries, relax in the shade, or read.
There’s nothing like a new book to get my kids excited about reading, and the best kind of “new” book comes from the library; they’re free, and shortly after they come into our house, they go out! My boys are motivated by the library’s summer reading program and my soon-to-be first grader is proudly working on a reading challenge for school.
There’s still some summer left. I’ll be cherishing extra book time with my boys (cuddled up in bed, under a redwood tree, or on the back deck). And I’ll be loving our local library.
“Richer than I, you can never be. I had a mother who read to me.” -S. Gillian